NTSB Identification: MKC85LA156.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28349.
Accident occurred Monday, July 15, 1985 in HARRISON, AR
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N68777
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AFTER AN EN ROUTE STOP, ON A X-COUNTRY FLT, THE STUDENT PLT WAS TAXIING TO TAKEOFF AGAIN. WHILE PROCEEDING NORTHBOUND WITH A LEFT X-WIND, THE PLT APPLIED BRAKING ACTION TO SLOW THE ACFT FOR A TURN. AT ABOUT THAT TIME, THE ACFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT, WENT DOWN AN EMBANKMENT & INTO A DITCH, THEN NOSED OVER. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE BRAKES & RUDDER WERE INEFFECTIVE IN THE X-WND. A WITNESS SAID THAT HE FELT THE PLT WAS TAXIING TOO FAST. NO PRE-ACDNT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS REPORTED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DOWNHILL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


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